World AIDS Day celebration Dec. 1

World AIDS Day is held on 1 December each year and is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, show their support for people living with HIV and to commemorate people who have died. World AIDS Day was the first ever global health day and the first one was held in 1988.



Today, many scientific advances have been made in HIV treatment, there are laws to protect people living with HIV and we understand so much more about the condition. But despite this, people do not know the facts about how to protect themselves and others from HIV, and stigma and discrimination remain a reality for many people living with HIV. World AIDS Day is important as it reminds the public and Government that HIV has not gone away – there is still a vital need to raise money, increase awareness, fight prejudice and improve education.

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Entrepreneur Mark Curry Donates $10,000 to The Center to Advance its Mission

Las Vegas, Nov. 5, 2014 -- The Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Southern Nevada is pleased to receive a generous gift of $10,000 from Mark Curry, an entrepreneur and founder of MacFarlane Group, which has offices in Las Vegas. The contribution will be used to provide services such as health and wellness and programs to advance the well-being of the LGBTQ community.

Michael Dimengo, CEO of The Center said, “On behalf of everyone at The Center and the community we serve, I thank Mark Curry for his very generous gift of $10,000. This money will be used to fund critically necessary services and programs to the LGBTQ locality here in Las Vegas. Mark’s donation will benefit everything from social and support groups to our library and health and wellness services. We are so very grateful and touched by Mark’s kindness.”


The Center Proudly Announces New Chief Executive Officer

Good morning,

Ensuring we continue our progress of strategic growth and significantly increased impact, The Center—Nevada’s premier LGBTQ organization—has appointed a compelling, caring and experienced Chief Executive Officer: Michael Dimengo.

After months of searching, we are proud to say we have found someone who will not only be a great leader for The Center but also for the community at large. Michael's professional aptitude is exactly what we need to fulfill our vision and mission. Michael brings with him a great passion for and decades of non-profit experience to The Center—from exceptional fundraising and strategic planning skills, to knowledge of organizational, economic, and community development, to a passionate commitment to increase The Center's role and impact locally and nationally.